Our Mission

MCPS supports the practice and tradition of mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, as exemplified by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and other Buddhist teachers, for the liberation of ourselves and all beings.

Our Vision

Our practice supports living mindful lives so that we may deeply understand the interdependence that connects us to each other and the world. We have an urban center in Seattle, Washington, and a community structure that nurtures peace, healing, diversity, understanding and connection, for individuals, their families and the greater society. We support Mountain Lamp, our rural sanctuary, to foster a deepening connection with our teacher and our practice

What Do We Do?

Our regular practice includes weekly practice on Monday nights, days of mindfulness, and retreats in the winter and summer. Anyone is welcome to participate in sangha activities. People who are committed to a regular meditation practice, want to participate in the development of the sangha and make a monthly financial contribution, can become regular members of MCPS. We are always happy to welcome new members to our community. Each one of us brings our unique practice and life experiences to the community, and our diversity of interests and perspectives enriches us. For more information about Ongoing Practice Opportunities and Upcoming Events, please go to the Practice tab on the website.

Location

1910 24th Avenue South
Seattle WA 98144

Orientation

2nd Monday of each month @ 5:30 p.m.

The focus of this half hour is to meet the needs of those present, whether new to meditation or experienced. What do we do when we meditate? What is walking meditation? What are the various aspects of the form of our practice in the Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound Sangha (mindfulness bells, bowing, and walking pattern). What does it mean to become a member? Have an interview? Deepen our practice? If time permits, a little history of Dharma Gate.. Questions are encouraged and answered as best as possible. Where to get more information is also included. How to enter and leave the Zendo, where to park, and what is dana are some of the practical bits included as well.

You can call ahead if you wish or just show up.

DJ Lower, phone 206.329.5908